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An exciting month of shows coming up this January

Kicking off a new year of shows this January with unique film, art and comedy here in Barnsley.

The Civic are excited to continue bringing you the best in contemporary art and theatre this New Year, starting with some amazing new films, comedy and exhibitions this January.

We start the season with a very British new film. The Civic are delighted to host an early screening of Last Laugh by John Godber. The story follows a college lecturer, Martin Dawson played by Nick Figgis and his hope to escape from obscurity by having a screenplay made into a film. Including scenes set in many familiar places such as The Peaks, Whitby and Hull this is a gritty northern drama with a whole lot of soul, a universal story that resonates with audiences illustrating the sometimes confusing and conflicted nature of love of all kinds.

Last Laugh will be on 19 January 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are £10 and £8 conc

Next we say “Bonjour” as we invite you to “Be our Guest” at the highly anticipated Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Sing-a-Long-a screening, join us for the brand new adaptation of Disney’s iconic fairy-tale with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in. You, the audience are the stars, with your host giving you a pre-show warm up and teaching you some actions. Each guest even gets their own goodie bag of props to help them to be fully involved. Fancy Dress encouraged!

Sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast will be on 20 January at 2:00pm. Tickets are £16 and £11 child

Art and music fans alike, don’t miss your last chance to see the Best Art Vinyl: 12 Years on 12 Inches, here in the heart of Barnsley. This free exhibition containing more than 225 vinyl record covers from the last 12 years and showcasing some of the best in design, photography, drawing and many other mediums. Exhibition closes 20 January 2018.

Best Art Vinyl: 12 Years on 12 Inches is on from 11 November 2017 to 20 January 2018. Free admission.

At the end of January Toby Foster returns with the first of 4 more comedy club sets this year. The Civic supporter and Barnsley Born BBC Radio Sheffield presenter hosts some of the best comedians from the UK and international circuit! Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club promises to have you roaring with laughter. Acts will be announced on the website.

Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club will be on 27 January at 8:00pm. Tickets are £12.

The rest of our season is set to be our best line up yet! Pop into The Civic to pick up a brochure and find out what’s on in theatre, art, music, comedy, dance and circus in the heart of town.

For more information and to book visit or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.